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January 16, 2002

Spinach Salad (Cooking For Diabetics)

Spinach Salad 

(Makes 4 servings)


  • 2 T. olive oil 1
  • T. cider vinegar
  • 1 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 2 packages artificial sweetener


  • 2 c. cooked bowtie or rotini noodles
  • 2 c. torn raw spinach
  • ¾ c. sliced celery
  • ¼ c. sliced green onions
  • 1 medium tomato or 1 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 c. seedless grapes
  • ½ c. raw snow peas
  • ½ lb. cooked shrimp or 8 oz. grilled chicken breast


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions but do not add salt to the water. Drain, rinse and cool.
  2. Place all the dressing ingredients into a pint jar, close with lid and shake well.
  3. Place torn fresh spinach into a large salad bowl. Chop celery and green onions. Slice fresh tomato into small wedges or cut cherry tomatoes into halves. Wash grapes and snow peas and add all to salad bowl.
  4. If using fresh or frozen shrimp, remove peels and veins. If using chicken, cut into bite size pieces using separate cutting board. Add to salad bowl.
  5. Place drained and cooled pasta in salad bowl. Shake dressing well and pour over salad. Toss with salad tongs or 2 large spoons.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 276
  • Sodium: 85 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Fat: 8.5 g


  • 2 starches, 2 very lean meats, 1 monounsaturated fat


Dining with Diabetes: A Cooking School Program

The school helps diabetics, their family members or friends better understand meal planning and cooking. Controlling the meal plan may prevent or delay the side effects of diabetes. While focusing on the Type II diabetic, this cooking series also can benefit people with Type I and gestational diabetes. This cooking school is not designed to replace diabetes education provided by registered dieticians or certified diabetes educators. Recipes will be demonstrated for desserts, main dishes and side dishes.

When: Thursday nights January 24 th , 31 st and February 7 th . You must plan to attend all 3-class sessions and a “class reunion” when you enroll.

Where: Extension Service Classroom, 2315 17 th Street, Gulfport Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 Make checks or money orders payable to: Harrison County MHV Registration Required. Class size limited to 40.

Register by bringing your check or money order by the office from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. or mailing to:

P.O. Box “Z”
Gulfport, MS 39502-0045
Call 865-4227 for more information.

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